Fort Myers Injury Lawyers: Portable Pools Can Pose Drowning Risks

by Carmen Dellutri on June 15, 2012

Naples injury lawyerWhile a portable pool might seem like a great way to beat the heat this summer, parents should be aware of the risks these pools may pose, particularly to small children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that from 2005 to 2008, portable pools were linked to an average of 35 drowning deaths each year for children 4 and under.

As Fort Myers injury lawyers, we know how serious a drowning accident can be; therefore, we urge parents to exercise caution this summer. Below are some general tips for children’s safety around portable pools:

  • Empty and put away smaller portable pools after every use.
  • Once the pool is setup, ensure high levels of supervision.
  • Fence portable pools and encourage your neighbors to do the same.
  • Cover larger portable pools and put access ladders away when adults are not present.
  • Install alarms on doors leading from the house to the pool area that will alert you when someone enters the pool area.
  • Teach children to swim, float and other basic life-saving skills; do not consider young children “drown-proof” because they have had swimming lessons.
  • Make sure your neighbors, babysitters and visitors know about the pool’s presence in your yard.

Source: Poolsafety.gov

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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